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November, 2022

November, 2022

Happy Fall Everyone, 

It is hard to believe how fast this school year is going. I am always excited to see all the hard work the students put in each day. I wanted to say thank you to the PTN for all their efforts put forth on the Trunk or Treat and other fall festivities. Everyone had a great time.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, November 15th through Thursday, November 17th.  The school will run on a shortened day schedule on those dates (9:05 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.)  If you have not already done so, please log on to the Parent Portal and schedule your conference.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

All parents and guardians are invited to join us for American Education Week from Monday, November 14th through Thursday, November 17th.    In an effort to limit the number of people in classrooms, we have split the sessions by order of last name. Please click here to view your date and time.  This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents and guardians to observe their children’s individual achievements.  Please try to make arrangements to leave younger siblings at home so as not to distract the class during your stay.  Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate strollers in the classrooms.


PTN News:

👻 TRUNK OR TREAT: It was better than we could have ever imagined, thanks to all of you! 

We had over 60 trunks participate, each was so unique and a very important part of our event. Thank you to each of you! 

Thank you to all of the Trunk or Treaters! We loved seeing all of your costumes and smiles! Thank you for joining our event! 

And thank you to all the volunteers - we had so many - and we really couldn’t have done it without each of you! Thank you! 

It was our first event of the school year, so we were a little nervous, and now we can’t wait for our next event - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa on 12/10! More details are coming soon!


🎃 Staff Pumpkin Contest: We had a blast with this! Our Switlik staff is so talented! Thank you to the 15 staff that participated! We announced the winners at Trunk or Treat:

First Place - Sponge Bob by Mrs. Miller

Second Place - Flamingo by Mrs. Barth

Third Place - Jack Skellington by Mr. Autenrieth



Pies are $20 & 1/2 dozen donuts are $7.50. Orders are due TODAY, 10/31/22, and must be picked up 11/22/22 6:00-7:30 in the Switlik Gym Parking Lot. We’re also taking orders for donations to the Switlik Staff Room & Jackson Police Department. All of the info is in the flyer that was sent home with every student in the October Newsletter. 


🍁 CICCONI FARMS SHOP-TO-DONATE: TODAY, 10/31/22 is the last day! Present the flyer in the October Newsletter at the register and Cicconi Farms will donate 10% of your purchase to Switlik!


👍🏻 PTN MEMBERSHIP CONTEST: We’ve extended our membership contest to 12/1/22! First class with 100% membership wins a pizza & ice cream party. All other classes with 100% membership win an ice cream party. Cost to join is $10 per Switlik family. Membership envelopes were sent home with every student back in September and the form is available online at:

We don’t have 1 class with 100% membership yet, so your class could still win the pizza & ice cream party! Membership dues help to pay for all the events and things we offer Switlik school, including Trunk or Treat, Kindergarten & Pre-School pumpkins, planners & folders for every student, and the many many other things we work tirelessly to provide to Switlik.


📷 BILL BAKER HOLIDAY PHOTOS: Bill Baker Photography is offering holiday photo sessions at his tree farm or inside his studio - available on weekends in November. Sign up at:!/showSignUp/508054da8a82fa2fd0-holiday6 & mention Switlik, and Bill Baker will donate $25 to Switlik PTN!! A great opportunity to check holiday photos off your to-do list and donate to us (at no cost to you!).


🦃 TURKEY COOKIE GRAMS: We’re selling Jersey Cookie Girl Turkey Cookies! Cookies are $6. All orders & payments are due by 11/11/22. Cookies will be delivered to classrooms on 11/23/22. Paper orders forms will be sent home with each student this week or order online at:


💻 CHROMEBOOK CASES: Order your student a Switlik logo chromebook case for $15 each. You can also have it personalized for an additional $5. Order it online at




Birthday Grams:

Two options - Order cotton candy for $5 &/or birthday pencil, bookmark, and cupcake eraser for $5, plus fill out the note section on the order form, and we will deliver it all to your child’s classroom on their birthday! 


Birthday Lawn Sign:

Order a lawn sign for $20 and we will deliver and set it up the night before your student’s birthday so they wake up to a fun surprise outside!


The order form went home in the October newsletter and is available online at:


✏️ REMIND: We send messages through Remind right to your phone to keep you in the loop of all of the Switlik PTN news! Sign up / download the app and then use the link below for your child’s grade to join. If you have multiple children at Switlik, sign up for each grade level, as we send grade-specific messages. 
















Any questions, anytime, email us at


School will be closed on Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th for the New Jersey Teacher’s Convention.  There will be a shortened day on Wednesday, November 23rd.   School will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in celebration of Thanksgiving.


Dr. Michael Raymond